College of Arts and Sciences
B.A., 1974, Indiana University at Bloomington
M.D., 1978, Indiana University School of Medicine
Surgery Residency, 1983, Michigan State University at Grand Rapids
Dr. Michael Pyle is passionate about missions. He and his wife, Nancy, served four years as medical missionaries to Swaziland for the Church of the Nazarene. They have also served for short terms in Haiti, Rwanda, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.
In summer 2010, they took two Olivet students on a mission trip to Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea for the first time. They returned there in summer 2012, this time with a group of 14 Olivet students, combining a construction project with observation time in the hospital and its clinics.
Dr. Pyle teaches medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, pathophysiology and human anatomy. He established a medical/dental shadowing program in cooperation with Riverside Hospital in Kankakee and introduced a course in human anatomy using human donors.
Before joining the ONU faculty in 2008, Dr. Pyle practiced surgery for 25 years at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Ind. He also served as chief of surgery and chief of staff. Board-certified in general surgery, he is a member of the American College of Surgeons. He continues to work some weekends as a surgeon and enjoys involving Olivet students when he does.
Dr. Pyle has served on the ONU Board of Trustees, as an associate pastor, and as a pastoral assistant.
Nancy is a Ball State University graduate, a registered nurse and completed a Master's in Nursing Education degree at Olivet in 2011. She currently teaches in Olivet's Department of Nursing.
The Pyles are the parents of three children, Matt, Nathan and Katie — all ONU graduates. In 2012, they welcomed the arrival of their first grandchildren, Laura Leigh and Lauryn Elizabeth ... a joy beyond words!